Timberland Acres RV Park was our home for Two weeks as we explored Acadia National Park and the surrounding areas in Maine.
We Paid: $50 per night for 14 nights
Discounts Used: KOA Membership
Address (GPS Link): 57 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton Maine
Amenities List: Power, Water, Sewer, Camp Store, Games Room, Rec Room, Pool, Playground, Field Games, Wireless, Bathrooms, Showers, Laundry, Cabins, Tent Camping, Propane, Social Events
Rating: 3 of 5 stars
- Camp Store Goodies
Timberland Acres is a mixed bag of good and average qualities. The prices in Maine are pretty high all around, so the $50 a night, after 10% discount and taxes cancel each-other out, is actually on the lower side for this area. That said, it still feels pretty expensive when compared to the overall quality of the park.
Timberland may well win the award for “most inaccurate map” of any RV park I’ve stayed at. They make the front of the park look big and roomy, while the back looks cramped and small. The truth is exactly the opposite. The front half consists of many smaller sites tucked into wooded lots and connected by windy and narrow dirt paths. The back half is a large open field with enormous parking spaces and nicely paved roads. The front seems to be the domain of long term residents while the back is mostly folks passing through. For whatever reason, we ended up in the front half with the semi-permanent residents.
On the plus side, our lot had plenty of shade, on the down side, it was kind of harrowing trying to back into our lot on the tiny street with children’s toys scattered liberally around the area. Once situated, we were pretty happy with our parking spot as it had a nice level gravel pad and well-placed hook ups. Still, I’d recommend you angle for one of the spots in the back if you stay here.
The park has most of the usual amenities, though the pool is pretty small and the game room a bit run down and threadbare. They could definitely use with a bit of a facelift to their public buildings. That said, the bathrooms and showers were well maintained and everything worked nicely in them. While it is not an especially attractive park, they seem to take maintaining it seriously.
The office and camp store had some nice local offerings I appreciated. They sell some pretty great Maine crafted chocolates, syrups, and candies that we both really enjoyed. We also had the good fortune to be in Maine at the start of Blueberry season. Maine Blueberries are especially yummy and the camp store had them for sale once the local farmers started harvesting.
I’m giving Timberland Acres a very light recommendation. The price is very high compared to the overall quality of the sites and amenities, but it is still the best-priced campground we could find close to Bar Harbor and the absolutely stunning coast in that part of Maine. It’s family owned and they clearly care about their park and its residents. That tips the balance in their favor and gets a thumbs up from me.